[theme-reviewers] Question about removing default widgets

Justin Tadlock justin at justintadlock.com
Thu Feb 28 23:14:03 UTC 2013

I disagree.  If we don't want developers removing widgets, we should get 
rid of the unregister_widget() function in WordPress or either change 
core to not allow the widgets to be unregistered.

On 2/28/2013 5:02 PM, Otto wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 4:46 PM, Justin Tadlock
> <justin at justintadlock.com> wrote:
>> My themes have been doing this for years here on .ORG.  You're  the first
>> reviewer to ever even question that.  Of course a theme can replace the
>> default widgets with better versions.  I've never had a user complain about
>> any issues once.
> I'd fail you for "replacing" the widgets. Adding new widgets is fine,
> but removing the built-in ones and replacing them with your own is
> not.
> -Otto
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